Are miracles for today

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Question: “Many claim that the Holy Spirit’s miracles are no longer relevant for today.  But then I hear of miracles occurring around the world.  What should I believe?”

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As I researched for miracles on the Internet, I came across this statement by Jack Wellman. “One example is that there have been no authenticated accounts in the modern day church where a man or woman of God has laid hands on a dead person and raised them to life.” It it true, birds of a feather flock together.  In his circle of unbelievers, they do not see or look for miracles.  He denotes that what Jesus and the early church did is only provided for its history value with no present day power or truth. However, Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  Christ has not changed, the power of His word has not changed, and what He wants for His church has not changed.  Around the world, multitudes have been healed, rescued, restored, and yes, raised from the dead.  

For examples, God has saved my life several times.  The most noteworthy is the time I exited highway 15 to 138. At the top of the off ramp there are stop signs for all directions. I stopped, checked that it was clear, took my foot off the brake and was about to push on the gas when I heard a loud, commanding voice say “Stop”.  I immediately stopped, looked around the car and realized no one else was in the car. Figuring I must be hearing things, I again took my foot off the brake when I again heard the voice telling me to stop.  As soon as I stopped a old pickup came through the stop sign doing at least 70 MPH.  If I had pulled out, I would have been hit in the drivers side and most likely killed.  To me, that is a miracle.

Mr. Wellman goes on to state “No churches at present have members speaking in languages other than their own languages like they did in the book of Acts.”  But if Mr. Wellman had spend just ten minutes checking, he would find nearly 200,000 Four Square, Assembly of God, and Pentecostal churches that have members who speak in tongues by the power of the Holy Spirit.  The same Holy Spirit who performed miracles through Moses, Jesus, and the early church is performing miracles in many of today’s churches.

There is no specific verses saying that the Holy Spirit and miracles was or has stopped, but we do have verses telling us to continue.

Christ said, And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues (Mark 16:17).

approximately 25 years after Jesus’ crucifixion, Paul said, Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:39).

Many claim that the apostolic and charismatic gifts stopped after the original 12 apostles passed away. However, several well known early church fathers, including Justin Martyr (100-165 AD), Irenaeus (115-202 AD), Tertullian (160-220 AD), and Origen (185-254 AD), wrote that the spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, were very much active in the church.  Miracles have never stopped and are still in operation for those who believe.  For those who do not believe, they do not see, and then they proclaim, “miracles do not exist because I do not see any miracles.” A Google search of “Miracles of God today” had 14,500,000 results.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).

The last thing Jesus said before returning to heaven was, And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues … they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:17-18). These verses are talking to you. These signs will follow you if you seek them.

And why did Jesus use signs and miracles?  To confirm His Word. And He is still using miracles to confirm His Word. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following (Mark 16:20).

Do we have the power to call forth miracles

Yes and no. We can pray and call for a miracle, but the final result is always in God’s hands because the power for the miracle is in His hands. We read that Jesus healed all who came to Him ( Matt 8:17, 8:17, Mark 1:33-34, Luke 5:15, Acts 10:38) but we must also remember that Jesus only did what His Father told Him.  

the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does (John 5:19).

At the pool of Bethesda, Jesus healed a cripple, but He did not go to the others at the pool. Why? Apparently because the Father did not tell Him to do so.  Just because we see the need for a miracle does not mean it is within God’s will at that moment. When we are about to pray a prayer of authority, we need to ask the Father, “should I pray at this time?”.

It’s your choice

You can research and believe the Word of God and search the Internet to learn of miracles that have recently occurred or you can believe and follow blind leaders.

The Bible lists over 3,000 promises that are ours if we are willing to believe, meet the conditions for receiving, and receive.  It is your heavenly Father’s will to bless you with miracles, but often we need to get out of the way with our doubts, false teaching, and in faith receive.

There are millions around the world receiving miracles. Some miracles are very small and others large, but in love, God is bestows miracles upon His children.

We can see miracles because Jesus said we can, not in our strength, but in His.  Believe Jesus, believe His Word, and choose to start receiving more of His blessings.

Below are few sites listing some modern day miracles.

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